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    Post by Admin on Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:54 am

    Driver Photo Galleries, Info & Merchandise Links below!
    Welcome to the Danbury Fair / Racearena Facebook Group. This is an open group for those who wish to reminisce about old times at the Danbury Fair and the Danbury Fair Speedway's Racearena. Please feel free to post stories and photos, and discuss things of interest to Racearena or Fair fans. And, don't forget to check out the photo galleries or "albums." of all your favorite drivers! You can use the following link or just navigate downward and there is a menu with links to your favorite drivers already in alphabetical order, facebook doesn't do that. I do that. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Racearena/photos/…
    If everyone could scan pictures from that old worn shoe box they got in the bottom of the closet of their favorite drivers and upload them here for safe keeping before they are gone forever, that would be great! I'mj all out of pictures myself so please, jump in and upload some stuff.
    If you have Danbury Fair or Racearena memorabilia like Racearena Revues or 75 foot tall Paul Bunyon statues and want to sell or trade it go ahead and list it here, but please only stuff of interest to Fair or Racearena fans.
    The only rule is that there are no rules. But remember, this applies to the moderators too...
    Peace & Love & Be Nice.
    ....and, TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
    Thanks.
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    GREAT DANBURY FAIR RACEARENA / S.N.Y.R.A. MERCHANDISE;
    Link to Racearena Store here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/racearena*
    Danbury Fair Racearena Bill Reproduction Poster;
    http://www.zazzle.com/danbury_fair_racearena_ticket_sign_re…
    SNYRA REUNION One-Sided Tee. AWESOME! HERE;
    http://www.zazzle.com/auto_races_danbury_fair_speedways_rac…
    SNYRA REUNION Two-Sided Tee.. AWESOME! HERE;
    http://www.zazzle.com/pd/styles/pd-235971975440823247…
    Nick Giardina Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/nick_giardina_retro_cool-1198052353…
    Danbury Fair Racearena Shirt Reproduction Collection Here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/danbury_fair_retro_reproduction_log…
    Gino Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/collections/gino-119504277312344911
    S.N.Y.R.A. Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/danbury_fair_racearena_s_n_y_r_a_re…
    AUTO RACES Danbury Fair Speedways Billboard Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/danbury_fair_speedways_racearena_ra…
    Art Davis Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/art_davis_collection-11907538158060…
    Chick Stockwell Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/chick_stockwell_danbury_fair_racear…
    Randy Lajoie Collection here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/colle…/randy_lajoie-119065249810846084
    Don Lajoie Collection Here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/pd/styles/pd-235522304976161250…
    Link to Racearena Store here;
    http://www.zazzle.com/racearena*
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    Photo Gallery Links;
    Danny Archiere https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dick Barlow https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dino
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Willie Beardsley https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Benicaso, Carmine
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Geoff Bodine https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Don Bonafont https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Billy Boo https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Brewser Billy Bottge https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Harry Brazee
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Furano, Bob The Fonz https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    George Bouley https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bouley2 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Tommy Bresson https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Archie Brill https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jimmy Mopar Broderick https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Joe Campanella https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Doc C https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Chassis Dynamics & Bobby V & C. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Chick https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Joe Chowonski https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Corky https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jack Cote https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Miscellaneous CT Pictures https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Keith Cyr https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Danbury Racers (Speedboats) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Art Davis https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Demolition https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Rich Devegnee
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jerry Dinnen https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Fred Drum https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Mike Ducanic
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jack Elsea https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Fairgrounds https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Mario Fiore https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Flyin' Freddie Foshay https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Lou Funk Jr.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Lou Funk Sr. The Flying Butcher https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Lou Funk Sr. 2 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Gaetaniello https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Danny Galullo https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jack Geary https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Nicky Giardina https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Gino! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Gino2 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Don Goodell https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Al Gombos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Grandstand https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Wild Bill Greco
    http://www.zazzle.com/…/danbury_fair_racearena_s_n_y_r_a_re…
    Bo Gunning https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Horn https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dutch Hyatt https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Janesky
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Johnny Jenkins https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Lou Judson https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dave Keeler; https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Johnny Kerslake https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Don Lajoie https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Randy Lajoie https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Johnny Lane https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Billy Layda https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dino Lawrence https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jim Leary https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Logos & Banners https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Lucas, Nick https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Midgets https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Misellaneous Unsorted https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Misellaneous Wrecks Unsorted https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Andy Montanari https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Don Moon https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Muffler Men & Uncle Sam Statue History;
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jerry Nadeau https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    NOT Danbury But Kewel https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Al O'Dell
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Ormie O'hara https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Johnny Pasquence https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Rit Patchen https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Paul Petitt https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Denis Pierce https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Denis Pierce (2) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Ev Pierce https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Riley Sr. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Riley https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Ed Ritchie https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Riverside Park
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Ross Bar Racing https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Russell
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Rzeszutek, George;
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Scooter Sasso
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dave Seymour https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Dave Smeriglio https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jimmy Smith https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Gino Spada https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bones Stevens https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Chick Stockwell https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Billy Sunderland https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Tony Taylor https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jim Torok https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Bob Tuttle
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Jack Venning
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Morries "Jiggs" Waters;
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Frank Webb https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Kenny Webb https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
    Danny Hot Dog Weiner https://www.facebook.com/media/set/…
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    Danbury Fair Racearena Facts;
    Located at the Danbury Fairgrounds
    1/2 mile dirt oval (October 6, 1908 - October 7, 1939)
    The grandstands were destroyed by fire on October 8, 1922
    1/5 mile paved oval (June 1, 1940 - May 10, 1942) (September, 1945 - 1947)
    1/4 mile paved oval (May 31, 1947 - September 30, 1951)
    1/3 mile dirt oval (October 5, 1951 - October 8, 1955) (June 7, 1958)
    1/3 mile paved oval (June 14, 1958 - October 12, 1981)
    Held boat racing in a moat outside of track in August of 1958
    Home track of Southern NY Racing Association (1952-1955) (1958-1981)
    AKA: Danbury Fair Race Track, Danbury Speedway, Danbury Fair Speedways
    Dirt era Danbury
    Located in Southwestern Danbury, the Racearena featured several different track configurations during its existence. From its formative years as a horse track to its familiar 1/3 mile paved layout, the track hosted a variety of divisions.
    Midgets and Modified Stock Cars were often main divisions at the track.
    John Leahy owned the fair from the 1940s until his death in 1975
    Statistics
    Champions
    Year Modified ## Sportsman ##
    1959 Paul Pettit #
    1960 Chick Stockwell #
    1961 Chick Stockwell #
    1962 Chick Stockwell #
    1963 Chick Stockwell #
    1964 Dick Barlow #
    1965 Jimmy Smith #
    1966 Jimmy Smith #
    1967 Jimmy Smith #
    1968 Chick Stockwell #
    1969 Jimmy Smith #
    1970 Chick Stockwell #
    1971 Chick Stockwell #
    1972 Kenny Webb #
    1973 Jimmy Smith #
    1974 Don LaJoie #
    1975 Don LaJoie #
    1976 Don LaJoie #
    1977 Kenny Webb #
    1978 Don LaJoie #
    1979 Don LaJoie # John Hoffman #
    1980 Art Davis # John Pasquence#
    1981 Rit Patchen # Randy LaJoie #
    References
    http://www.goldenagetruckmuseum.com/Danbury%20Racearena_by_… http://www.time.com/…/magaz…/article/0,9171,950575-3,00.html http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082031/trivia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_needed… http://www.danbury.org/MusicCtr/NewsTimesArticles.htm
    http://yankeeracer.com/wiki/index.php…
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